Sunday, November 14, 2010

Local Love: Golden Gate Fields

Yesterday was Johnny's birthday, so we headed out to Golden Gates Fields to try our hand at horse betting. I was quite successful at picking the winning horse at Rena's Kentucky derby party, so I was feeling rather confident.

Going to horse races is always a fun time. Although I preferred the old Bay Meadows tracks over Golden Gate fields, it's still a rush to watch the horses race around the tracks as you clutch you ticket. Reading the horses' names are always a favorite of mine as well. I also like wearing big fun hats, but I left mine at home yesterday.

The day ended with us leaving with money in our pockets, always a good thing!
Here are some of the pictures I captured, unfortunately I didn't make it in any of them.

I like betting on boxed Exacta's. Mine ended up hitting a few times.
Studying the horse's and jockey stats.
The Birthday Boy fielding many calls filled with birthday wishes.
A packed house, it was not. But we didn't mind.
The look of regret when your last $5 went towards a beer rather then the winning the horse (who you were sure was going to win).
The sunset when we came out was amazing!
Looking back towards the City by the Bay.
{San Francisco}
Have you ever been to the Horse races before?


  1. I have never been to the horse races but it sounds fun. Do all of the ladies there really wear fun, big hats to the races? I think I might wanna go just to dress up and see the other ladies dressed up!

  2. The only party I love about the horse races is wear a hat! Glad you had fun!

  3. These pictures are beautiful. I have been to the horse races and I really enjoy going. I want to go during the Kentucky Derby so I have an excuse to wear a fabulous hat!

  4. Fun day! I used to go to preakness during college (the 2nd leg of the triple crown)... it was really just a huge drunken party in the infield of the race track, it would always rain and be the muddiest dirtiest day ever.... ahh, good times... ;)

  5. Beautiful photos!! It looks like you had a fabulous time! I have never been to the horse races before, but I want to go sometime!


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  6. Looks like you had such a fun day! Always great when you go home with money in your pocket!

  7. Looks fun! I must admit that I've never been to a real horse race but I love betting on horses at casinos (I always pick the horse with the cutest name!)

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  8. I talk about going to the horse races all the time, but that's only to have an excuse to wear a big crazy hat!